Will we get solo movies for Mothra and Rodan if the MonsterVerse continues?957 Views4 RepliesAdd A Reply
I’d say that out of all the monsters that have shown up in the MonsterVerse so far, Mothra is the most likely to get a solo film since she has some name recognition outside the Godzilla fandom, though I wouldn’t say she’s a household name. If you were to show a causal monster movie fan a clip of Godzilla fighting Mothra from the original Godzilla vs Mothra, they’d probably say “Oh yeah! I remember that giant butterfly from my childhood!” I feel that some older audience members would recognize her since she’s had some exposure in America.
Unlike Rodan, Mothra is also very mystical in nature, and has a lot of lore from the Toho films that could be adapted into the MonsterVerse.
But even with that said, the chances of a Mothra solo film happening are still very slim. Godzilla and Kong are household names, and based on the box office performance of G14, KSI, and GVK, I think it’s same to assume that future MonsterVerse films will be Godzilla and Kong-centric.
However, that doesn’t mean Mothra and Rodan won’t show up as side characters. I think a less risky option for fleshing them out would be to make graphic novels that set up their roles in the next Godzilla film. Than if ever get a Godzilla 3, Mothra and Rodan can team up with Godzilla to fight another opponent (either Biollante or an original monster). To be honest, I’d be completely fine with that. I don’t really think they need solo movies to be properly fleshed out as characters.
holy shoot quadruple post!
anyways i would like for them to have solo movies, maybe similar to ROM for Mothra (but not a straight up remake)